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17 Jan 2019

More than one million public transport journeys across NSW have now been paid for by customers tapping on and off with a credit or debit card.

Commuters have embraced the option of using their plastic or payment-enabled mobile smart devices on train, ferry and light rail services across the Opal network.

There has been significant uptake in contactless payments since the trial extended to heavy rail in November, with this type of payment jumping by about 20 per cent a week over the Christmas and New Year period.

Tourists and visitors have been quick to adopt the convenient payment option with uptake at the airport stations twice that of other parts of the rail network.

The one millionth contactless fare was made by a customer travelling between the domestic and international airports on Monday, 14 January – 49 days after the trial was expanded to include the train network.

NSW is the first state to offer contactless payments.

Visit the Opal website for more information on contactless payments.